Browsing Category

Main Dishes

Italian Main Dishes Recipes

Garlic and Herb Zucchini Ravioli

 

Garlic and Herb Zucchini Ravioli

Serves 4-6

Ingredients

  • 4 medium zucchinis, cut into 1/4 inch slices (24 slices)
  • 2/3 cup part-skim ricotta cheese
  • 1/2 cup grated parmesan cheese
  • 1/2 cup shredded mozzarella cheese for filling, plus more for topping
  • 3 tbsp Melanie’s Medleys Garlic & Herb Cream Cheese
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/4 cup chopped basil
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 2 cups spinach leaves
  • 1 tsp olive oil
  • 1/2 cup marinara sauce, plus more for topping
  • 2 tbsp pulverized GG crackers

Direction

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  2. Spread 1/2 cup marinara sauce on bottom of lasagna pan (13×9 pan).
  3. Grill each slice of zucchini on a grill or large skillet. Set aside.
  4. Saute spinach in medium skillet in 1 tsp olive oil until wilted.
  5. Add ricotta cheese, parmesan cheese, mozzarella cheese, cream cheese, garlic, basil, salt, and spinach to large bowl. Mix together thoroughly.
  6. Set two zucchini noodles across each other (one horizontal and one vertical at a 90 degree angle). Place small scoop of cheese mixture in center of zucchini where they intersect. Roll both zucchini noodles over cheese mixture and place the ravioli seam side down in lasagna pan. Repeat and make total of 12 raviolis.
  7. Top each ravioli with 1 tbsp of marinara sauce and 1 tbsp of shredded mozzarella cheese. Finish each ravioli with a pinch of pulverized GG crackers.
  8. Bake for 30 minutes. Broil for 2 minutes.
  9. Let cool for 3-4 minutes and serve with additional chopped basil and parmesan cheese if desired.

 

Disclosure: I received free samples of cream cheese from Melanie’s Medleys to create this recipe.

Appetizers Main Dishes Recipes Side Dishes

BBQ Tofu Cauliflower Pizza

BBQ Tofu Cauliflower Pizza

Serves 2

Ingredients

  • 1 package Outer Aisle Cauliflower Pizza Crusts (contains 2 crusts)
  • 1 14oz package extra firm tofu, drained and cut into 1/2 cubes
  • 1/2 cup BBQ sauce, plus additional 4 tbsp
  • 1/2 cup shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese, divided, plus additional for topping
  • 1/4 cup red onion, thinly sliced, divided
  • Cilantro, coarsely chopped

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Line two baking sheets with parchment paper and spray with non-stick spray.
  2. Place cut tofu into ziplock bag. Add 1/2 cup BBQ sauce, coat all sides of tofu, and place in refrigerator for at least 30 minutes.
  3. Place tofu evenly on one of the lined baking sheets. Bake for 15 minutes. Flip tofu and bake additional 10 minutes.
  4. Meanwhile, set both pizza crusts on the other lined baking sheet.
  5. Spread 2 tbsp of BBQ sauce on each pizza crust. Top each pizza crust with 1/4 cup mozzarella cheese and 1/8 cup red onion.
  6. Add 1/4 cup tofu to each pizza crust (store remaining tofu and use for other dishes). Sprinkle additional mozzarella cheese on top of tofu if desired.
  7. Bake in oven for 10 minutes. Broil on high for additional 2 minutes or until cheese starts to bubble.
  8. Top pizzas with chopped cilantro.
Appetizers Italian Main Dishes Recipes

Chickpea Spaghetti Waffle

Serves 4

Ingredients

  • 1 box of Banza Spaghetti (8 oz) (or your preferred pasta)
  • 1/3 cup milk
  • 1/4 cup part-skim shredded mozzarella cheese, plus 3 tbsp
  • 1/4 cup freshly grated parmesan cheese
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 1/2 tsp Italian seasoning
  • 1/4 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper

Optional toppings:

Directions

  1. Cook Banza Spaghetti al dente in boiling water. Drain and set aside.
  2. Meanwhile, in a large bowl, add milk, eggs, 1/4 cup mozzarella cheese, 1/4 cup parmesan cheese, Italian seasoning, garlic powder, salt, and pepper. Mix well. Add cooked spaghetti to bowl and mix all ingredients throughly.
  3. Preheat waffle maker to medium-high heat. Spray with non-stick spray (if waffle maker requires).
  4. Place 1/3 of spaghetti mixture onto the waffle maker. Cook until waffle maker indicates waffle is done.
  5. Lift open waffle maker, spray top of waffle maker with additional non-stick spray, and sprinkle top of waffle with 1 tablespoon of mozzarella. Close waffle maker and let cheese melt for approximately 15 seconds.
  6. Remove waffle from waffle maker and repeat 2 more times with remaining ingredients.
  7. Top with freshly grated parmesan and fresh basil. Serve with warm marinara sauce.
Asian Main Dishes Recipes

Sweet Ginger Tofu Stir Fry

Sweet Ginger Tofu Stir Fry

Serves 4-6

Ingredients

Stir-Fry:

  • 2 packages Better Than Noodles
  • 14 oz package firm or extra firm tofu
  • 3 cups chopped broccoli
  • 2 cups julienne carrots
  • 6 green onions, chopped into 1/2 inch pieces
  • 1 tsp canola oil
  • 2 tbsp low-sodium soy sauce

Sauce:

  • 1/4 cup Sukrin Fiber Syrup
  • 1/4 cup low-sodium soy sauce
  • 1/4 cup rice vinegar
  • 2 tbsp sesame oil
  • 1 tbsp cornstarch
  • 3 garlic cloves
  • 2 tbsp fresh ginger

Directions

  1. Add all sauce ingredients to a food processor and set aside.
  2. Drain and press liquid out of tofu. Cut into 1-2 inch pieces.
  3. Marinate tofu in soy sauce for at least 30 minutes in the refrigerator.
  4. Rinse, drain, and dry fry Better Than Noodles in large skillet. Set aside.
  5. In large skillet or wok, add canola oil over medium-high heat. Add broccoli, carrots, and green onions and stir fry for 5-10 minutes, until vegetables start to soften.
  6. Reduce heat to medium-low and add half of sauce. Mix sauce into vegetables.
  7. Add tofu and stir fry for 2 minutes.
  8. Add noodles and remaining sauce to skillet. Mix sauce and noodles into vegetables. Stir fry for additional 2 minutes.
  9. Serve immediately and top with additional green onions if desired.
Italian Main Dishes Recipes

Grilled Zucchini Lasagna with Vodka Sauce

Grilled Zucchini Lasagna with Vodka Sauce

Serves 4-6

Ingredients

  • 5 zucchinis cut into 1/2 inch slices
  • 1 cup part-skim shredded mozzarella cheese (for cheese mix) and 1/2 cup for topping
  • 1/4 cup grated parmesan cheese
  • 15 oz container part-skim ricotta cheese
  • 1 tbsp dried oregano (or any Italian seasoning)
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1 jar of vodka sauce (or marinara)
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  2. Grill both sides of the zucchini slices until you have light grill marks.
  3. In a medium bowl, mix 1 cup mozzarella cheese, ricotta cheese, parmesan cheese, egg, garlic, oregano, and salt and pepper (to taste). Mix well.
  4. Coat bottom of 13×9 inch lasagna pan with sauce and layer with zucchini slices.
  5. Spread half of cheese mixture over the zucchini. Layer zucchini slices in opposite direction. Spread remaining cheese mixture over zucchini. Layer remaining zucchini slices in opposite direction and top with remaining mozzarella cheese and sauce.
  6. Bake uncovered with 40 minutes. Broil on high for 3 minutes until cheese is bubbling.

 

Asian Main Dishes Recipes Side Dishes

Healthy Steak Fried Rice

Healthy Steak Fried Rice

Serves 3-4

Ingredients

Directions

  1. Marinade skirt steak and Soy Vay Marinade and Sauce, Hoisin Garlic in large ziplock bag for at least 2 hours or overnight.
  2. Cook skirt steak in large skillet or on grill. Heat until throughly cooked. Cut steak into 1-inch pieces. Set aside.
  3. Meanwhile, rinse Better Than Rice in water and drain. Place rice into large skillet over high-heat and dry fry until moisture is gone.
  4. Reduce heat to medium-high, create space in center of skillet, and add eggs. Cook the eggs and mix in with the rice.
  5. Add garlic, soy sauce, sesame oil, and green onions. Cook for additional minute until throughly heated.
  6. Place rice into small bowls. Top with skirt steak. Garnish with additional green onions if desired.
Asian Main Dishes Recipes Soups

Healthy Chicken Pho with Shirataki Noodles

Healthy Chicken Pho with Shirataki Noodles

Serves 4

Ingredients

  • 8 cups organic chicken broth
  • 1 whole rotisserie chicken
  • 3 whole cloves
  • 2 star anise
  • 1 cinnamon stick (3 inch piece)
  • 1/2 tbsp freshly grated ginger
  • 2 garlic cloves, grated
  • 1/2 tsp Sriracha sauce
  • 2 tbsp hoisin sauce
  • 2 packages of Angel Hair Tofu Shirataki Noodles 
  • Optional Garnishes: lime, cilantro, green onions-sliced into 1/4 inch pieces, bean sprouts, Thai basil, jalepeno, red onion, thinly sliced

Directions

  1. In large pot, add chicken broth, cloves, star anise, cinnamon stick, ginger, garlic, sriracha, and hoisin sauce. Bring to boil.
  2. Reduce heat and let it simmer for 15 minutes.
  3. Meanwhile, rinse and drain shirataki noodles. Dry them out in a frying pan on high heat. Set aside.
  4. Using a slotted spoon, remove cloves, star anise, and cinnamon stick from soup.
  5. Add soup to bowls.
  6. Shred the desired amount of chicken from the whole rotisserie chicken and add to the soup bowls.
  7. Add shirataki noodles to soup bowls.
  8. Serve soup and top with desired garnishes.
Appetizers Main Dishes Mexican Recipes

Taco Zucchini Boats

Taco Zucchini Boats

Serves 4

Ingredients

  • 4 zucchinis
  • 1 lb. lean ground beef
  • 1 packet taco seasoning
  • 1 jar salsa
  • Optional toppings: Mexican cheese, salsa, pico de gallo, guacamole, and cilantro

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Add salsa evenly to bottom of lasagna pan.
  2. Slice each zucchini lengthwise and scoop out the flesh in the middle. Boil water in pot and cook zucchini in water for one minute. Set aside.
  3. Sauté ground beef in large skillet pan until cooked. Drain excess grease. Return pan to heat and add taco seasoning.
  4. Scoop taco meat evenly into zucchini boats. Sprinkle with cheese if desired.
  5. Place each zucchini boat into lasagna pan that is coated in salsa and cover pan with foil.
  6. Cook in oven for 30 minutes.
  7. Remove from oven and garnish with additional toppings.
Appetizers Italian Main Dishes Recipes Side Dishes

Inside Out Spaghetti & Meatballs

 

Inside Out Spaghetti & Meatballs

Serves 4

Ingredients

Directions

  1. Cook spaghetti al dente, approximately 8 minutes. Drain and set aside to cool.
  2. Whisk egg in medium bowl. Add ground beef, pulverized GG crackers, oregano, salt and pepper. Combine all ingredients until throughly mixed.
  3. Form meat into 2-inch meatballs. Form approximately 14-15 meatballs. Flatten eat meatball into a patty.
  4. Use chopsticks or fork to twirl a few strands of spaghetti into a nest. Place each nest into the center of the meat patty and then roll back into a meatball, making sure that the spaghetti stays inside of the meatball.
  5. To cook meatballs in sauce, bring marinara sauce to a simmer and add to sauce pan. Cover and simmer for 30-35 minutes, until meatballs are cooked.
  6. To bake meatballs in oven, arrange meatballs on lined baking sheet coated with non-stick spray. Bake at 400 degrees for 25-30 minutes, until meatballs are cooked.
  7. Serve immediately with marinara sauce, freshly chopped basil, and grated parmesan if desired.
Italian Main Dishes Recipes

Healthy Spaghetti Pie

Healthy Spaghetti Pie 

Serves 2-4

Ingredients

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. In large bowl, mix together cooked noodles, parmesan, 1 cup mozzarella, eggs, marinara sauce, and oregano.
  3. Use non-stick spray to coat a 9-inch or 10-inch pie pan or springform pan. Add mixture to the pan evenly. Top with remaining mozzarella cheese.
  4. Bake in oven for 45 minutes. Broil on high for 2 minutes.
  5. Remove from oven and let sit for 10-15 minutes. Slice into wedges. Top with chopped basil and additional grated parmesan.